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Joyful Noise

July 30, 2010

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 30 (07-29-10)

 

Affirmation

God is in every one of us!

                A member of a certain church, who previously attended services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him.

          It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his preachers visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

          The preacher made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the preacher took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it

to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still

silent.

          The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.

          Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The preacher glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

          As the preacher reached the door, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, ‘Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday.’

          We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little. Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken.

BLUE ROSE

submitted by Rev. Jan Ewers

          Saturday my wife was very busy, so I offered to go to the store to get some needed items; light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, etc.

          I scurried around the store, and headed for the checkout counter, only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man who appeared to be about sixteen-years-old. I wasn’t in a hurry, so I waited for the boy to realize I was there. He waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, “Mommy, I’m here.”

          It was obvious he was mentally challenged, and also startled as he turned and saw me standing behind him. His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face.

           “Hey Buddy, what’s your name?” I asked.

          “My name is Denny and I’m shopping with my mother,” he responded proudly.

          “Wow,” I said, “that’s a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Steve.”

          “Steve, like Stevarino?” he asked.

          “Yes,” I answered. “How old are you Denny?”

          “How old am I now, Mommy?” he asked his mother as she slowly came over from the next aisle. “You’re fifteen-years-old, Denny; now be a good boy and let the man pass by.”

          I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more minutes about summer, bicycles, and school. I watched his brown eyes dance with excitement because he was the center of someone’s attention. He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.

          Denny’s mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn’t even look at him, much less talk to him. I told her that it was my pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from, other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

          I told her that there are plenty of red, yellow, and pink roses in God’s Garden; however, “Blue Roses” are very rare and should be appreciated for their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a Blue Rose and if someone doesn’t stop to smell that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they’ve missed a blessing from God.

          She was silent for a second, then with a tear in her eye she asked, “Who are you?”

          Without thinking I said, “Oh, I’m probably just a dandelion, but I sure love living in God’s garden.”

          She reached out with tears in her eyes, squeezed my hand, and said, “God bless you!” And then I had tears in my eyes!

          May I suggest the next time you see a BLUE ROSE, don’t turn your head and walk off. Take time to smile and say Hello. Why? Because, by the grace of GOD, this mother or father could be you. This could be your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew. What a difference a moment can mean to that person or their family.

          From an Old Dandelion!

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.

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National Cheesecake Day

July 30th

What a great day. Did you know that people have been eating cheesecake for thousands of years? It is said that it was served to the athletes at the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC. Other historians have traced the cheesecake back as far as 2000 BC.

When the Romans conquered Greece, they fell in love with the cheesecake. They are credited with spreading it around the world.

So on July 30th, enjoy a nice piece of cheesecake and any other time the spirit moves you.

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P S from Reverend Clark:

July 30, 2010

Dove Update: I find it hard to believe, but when I arrived at the office Monday, what did I discover but the two baby doves still in the patio area; and they are still here today! In addition the parents of these two are again nesting in the same nest these two came out of! They sit on the top of the fence, or at the moment they are under one of the benches on the ground. I was concerned they could not fly, but mom calls them to the top of the fence and up they fly! I am thinking perhaps mom knew she needed the nest right away, and encouraged them to leave the nest a little early. They are still being fed by mom and dad and if you could not tell, I am delighted they are still here!

Larry Allen, the photographer who has his studio in the front of our building came over last week and took the picture below.

 

Thank you Larry for letting me share your photo.

Our summer issue of the UCM Magazine is now online. You can access our magazine by using the following link, or go to our website http://www.u-c-m.org/ and click on the magazine cover on our home page. Enjoy!

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We ask that you subscribe, there is no charge, and it helps us get more recognition. We encourage you to send us your articles. The deadline for submitting articles for our next issue is September 1, 2010. Articles need to be in Word Format along with a bio and a jpg head shot picture, and sent to staff@u-c-m.org or reverenddebry@u-c-m.org

The Fall Issue will be focused on the practical application of spirituality in your everyday life. You do not have to be a member of UCM to submit an article. Articles should be approximately 800 – 900 words. Pictures for the article should be sent separately, jpeg is preferred but not mandatory. We also ask for a short bio of yourself and picture if you would like.

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Center for Creative Living

July 30, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408) 392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Food, hugs and music are always available!

This Sunday Rev. Mary Garry will be discussing, “Elements and Elementals.” She will be accompanied by her husband Rev. Tom Garry (retired pastor of Center for Infinite Growth) who will be adding his loving and spiritual energies.

Khalilah Ramirez will dance an exciting dance presentation a Universal Dance of Peace.

CCL Choir will be rehearsing at 1:00.

Center Happenings

Sunday Celebrations – Every Sunday 10am to 11:30. Go to www.doti.info for more information on upcoming events.

Dance of Peace- Every Sunday 5:00 to 6:30. Dance, Meditate and Share with the exciting instructor Khalilah Ramirez. The Dance of Peace is a spiritual practice as well as a fun and exciting way to actively practice Divine Peace. It is easy to learn and appropriate for people of all ages. The Dance of Peace has one goal, one mission: Peace in every heart! Inner peace is the beginning of many positive changes in individual lives and the planet. When we are at peace within, we can enjoy our lives, our world and each other much more. We can begin to see others and ourselves as the divine beings that we are. When we practice peace, we harmonize with the energy of the Universe. The benefits of being in harmony are endless. We have within us all the tools we need to begin practicing peace today! No special skills are needed. Khalilah Ramirez has performed, taught and promoted the Dance of Peace locally and in many cities across the country.

Dance Meditation with Susan Moore and Tiffany Kanegawa on Sat. July 31st 1:00 to 2:15 pm. Combines meditation and dance movement to relax body and mind and to allow you to connect to Spirit. (You will also dance to empowering music to help you get in touch with your Soul essence, which is Dancing With the Light). $15. Susan Moore – Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and

Tiffany Kanegawa, Dance Director.

Sat. July 31st 3:00 to 6:00 Planetary Healing with Susan Moore Get in touch with your psychic and spiritual self to do Planetary Healing. For those wanting to help heal and change the planet to be a better place for yourself, your children and family. $45.

August 1st          1:00 to 3:00 CCL Choir Rehearsal –Join for fun and music! 

August 1st          5:00 to 6:30 Dance of Peace class.

August 3rd          6:30 to 8:30 DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth, Ayleen and friends. Join us with your drum or play one of ours for fun and spiritual energetics.

August 4th 7:00 to 9:00 Affirmations and Manifestation with Norbeth Granado and Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Open to public – UCM ministerial class $15. or two for $25.

August 8th 1:00 to 3:00   Prepaid Legal Equal justice under the law for all gives hope to people everyday. Cindy Silveria and associates

will share with you about Prepaid Legal and Identity Theft protection.

Come hear how we make a second income on a very part time basis.

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans. Whatever you observe, watch or enjoy – know that Bliss is the ultimate spiritual celebration.

   Love and Light,

       Rev. Doti Boon

‘When You’re Down to Nothing God is Up to Something”.

P S from Reverend Clark

July 26, 2010

Activities on our patio continue; apparently not only did we have one baby dove in the nest, but there were two. I was a bit sidetracked yesterday watching their activities. One was out of the nest and standing on the board the nest is on, looking up and down and all around, like he is thinking I have to fly, don’t think so, then he would go back into the nest. Mom and Dad would fly up to the nest and then away and sit on the fence, as if enticing them to follow. Finally they both flew off. One landed on the bench, quite out of breath; the other, more adventurous, left the patio area. This morning, much to my surprise, both are sitting on the fence, with Mom nearby… I am working on getting pictures.

Speaking of pictures, after my description of the patio last week, a number of you have asked for pictures; plus we received the donation of a large Angel to enhance the patio. Enjoy.

 Here is the new angelic addition to the patio:

The hibiscus blooms on the patio

I would like to give a special thanks to Patrick Murphy and Larry Allen for their assistance with the photos.

Our summer issue of the UCM Magazine is now online. You can access our magazine by using the following link, or go to our website www.u-c-m.org and click on the magazine cover on our home page. Enjoy!

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/ucm_summer_2010

We ask that you subscribe, there is no charge, and it helps us get more recognition. We encourage you to send us your articles. The deadline for submitting articles for our next issue is September 1, 2010. Articles need to be in Word Format along with a bio and a jpg picture, and sent to staff@u-c-m.org or reverenddebry@u-c-m.org.

We are part of the Associate Program offered by Amazon.com

This means when you enter their website through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave the website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

The Joyful Noise Newsletter is sent directly from our UCM office. If you would like to forward this email to friends and/or family, please do so. For those of you who are not on our “Joyful Noise” email list and would like to receive this directly from us, there is a subscribe link below, or you can subscribe on our website at www.u-c-m.org. Select Contact Us, Newsletter.

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100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Joyful Noise

July 24, 2010

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 29 (07-22-10)

Affirmation

I am an expression of God in all that I do.

How to Give and Receive a Compliment

          Last Sunday we had the most wonderful play – “God and Little Soul” adapted from Neale Donald Walsch’s short story. The presenters, Dr. Ayleen Augustine (GOD), Joe Thompson (Little Soul) and Rev. Janet Childs (Friendly Soul) were the recipients of a Standing Ovation. As I beamed with pride, the trio took bows and waved their hands, and the congregation kept applauding wildly. As I lovingly watched all of this – I was so delighted that everyone was giving and receiving compliments with such joy.

Compliments are such wonderful and yet difficult things.  We want to honor someone for a good job, but not embarrass them. And, as a recipient, we want to be grateful without seeming full of ourselves or conceited.

          Have you ever complimented anyone and have it backfire? How about complimenting someone on a great job – only to have them complain that they didn’t get a big enough raise, or that nobody really cares? How about when someone compliments you on your new hairdo, a new outfit or your weight loss, when your hairdo and outfit are both five years old and you are disgusted because you have gained five pounds.  What do you say?

          Let’s look at some of the basics of compliments.

          Be specific. Don’t say you’re good at your job; say it was a great report.

          Show impact. Tell how the person positively affected you.

          If you receive a compliment, just say “thank you.” Don’t make a self-depreciating remark or feel you have to give a compliment in return.

          We like to get compliments from fellow workers and the boss. A compliment from a stranger is welcome if the person has no hidden agenda.

          Remember that people hear what they want to hear or expect to hear. If they are feeling good about themselves, they will like a compliment. If they are feeling insecure or have self-doubt, they could read the wrong thing into what you are saying.

          Be careful. If you say a guy looks handsome today, he might wonder how you think about him otherwise. Instead, say his sweater is handsome. Sometimes loved ones and friends have trouble hearing what we are saying.

          Are you afraid of giving compliments? Afraid of being misunderstood? Before you open your mouth, think of what you really want to say! The following are some examples:

          If your supervisor is kind and fair, you might say – “You are a good leader.” Or, “You make working on a project a joy.”

          If someone is caring and friendly, “You are a good listener.” Or, “You make me feel special.”

          If someone has a positive attitude – “You make me want to be a better person.”

          There are so many ways to give a compliments and don’t forget to go ahead and praise yourself if no one is giving a compliment you merit. Appreciate your new outfit, a job well done, your spiritual growth or what a wonderful child of God you truly are!

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          Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious time is, whether it’s at work or with your family.

          Earl Nightingale, personal advisor.

Watch your thoughts, they become words.

Watch your words, they become actions.

Watch your actions, they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become character

Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw, founder of Bi-Lo Supermarkets in South Carolina.

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Satan or God?

There was a big pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled a bucket with nuts and sat under the tree to divide them. Several dropped and rolled toward the fence.

Another boy, riding by on his bike, heard voices and stopped. He heard, “One for you, one for me.”

He jumped back on his bike and rode around the bend, where he met an old man hobbling along with a cane. The boy said, “Come quick! Satan and the Lord are dividing up the souls!” The old man hobbled to the cemetery.

Shaking with fear, he whispered, “Boy, you’ve been tellin’ the truth.”

Then the voice said, “Let’s get those nuts by the fence and we’ll be done.”

They say the old man made it back to town ahead of the kid on the bike.

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P.S. Reverend Clark

July 24, 2010

Our summer issue of the UCM Magazine is now online. You can access our magazine by using the following link, or go to our website http://www.u-c-m.org and click on the magazine cover on our home page. Enjoy!

http://http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/ucm_summer_2010

We ask that you subscribe, there is no charge, and it helps us get more recognition.

We encourage you to send us your articles. The deadline for submitting articles for our next issue is September 1, 2010. Articles need to be in Word Format along with a bio and a jpg picture of yourself, and sent to http://staff@u-c-m.org or reverenddebry@u-c-m.org.

The Fall Issue will be focused on the practical application of spirituality in your everyday life.  You do not have to be a member of UCM to submit an article.  Articles should be approximately 800 – 900 words.  Pictures for the article should be sent separately jpeg is preferred but not mandatory.  We also ask for a short bio of yourself and picture if you would like.

Ad space is now available.  Prices are as follows:  ¼ page $25.00, ½ page $50.00, ¾ page $75.00 and full page $100.00.  Please send copy in digital format to the above emails.  

We are part of the Associate Program offered by Amazon.com

This means when you enter their website through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave the website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

Submission for A Joyful Noise can be made to http://Safedoti@aol.com or staff@u-c-m.org.

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Center for Creative Living

July 24, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408) 392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Food, hugs and music are always available!

The Sanctuary is changing! We have new carpet, new paint on the walls and a lot of new energy. Please join in blessing our remodeled space.

This Sunday Rev. Doti Boon will be discussing, “Who Packs Your Parachute?”  She will be accompanied by Michael “Zeke” Zehner, a Viet Nam Veteran and former Paratrooper. Zeke is also a UCM ministerial student.

Center Happenings

Sunday Celebrations – Every Sunday 10am to 11:30. Go to www.doti.info for more information on upcoming events.

AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat Friday, July 23rd 9am to 4pm.

The Centre for Living with Dying hosts an HIV / AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat. The retreat is open to anyone living with, care-taking for, or affected by HIV / AIDS. The retreat is meant to be a day of relaxation and support for participants and is free to join. For more information, dates or to RSVP, please contact Bill Wilson Center at (408) 243-0222

Healing Drum Circle with Norbeth, Ayleen and Friends.

6:30pm to 10:00pm July 24th. Please register. A wonderful healing and spiritual growth workshop. This is a sacred ceremony held for the benefit of all in attendance, especially those who have requested healing. All who attend will receive “collateral healing.” We will be tapping into the collective healing energy of all who enter our healing space. To receive specific healing or to be a healer, contact Norbeth before the ceremony at (408) 315-3078.

Meditation Circle with Norbeth, Ayleen and Friends.

Tues. July 27th 6:30 to 8:30. Donation

Metaphysical Movie Night – “Mother Wove the Morning”

with Carol Lynn Pearson Wed. July 28th 7 to 9, $5 donation.

FREE Popcorn. This one-woman show, written and performed by Carol Lynn Pearson, consists of monologues by 16 women whose lives span human history. She starts with Bruen, a Paleolithic woman who sees nature as profoundly feminine. Pearson gives voice to 15 other women. Some are historical figures: Rachel from the Old Testament, Emma Smith, the wife of Mormon leader Joseph Smith, and 19th-century feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Others are fictional: Genevieve, a 15th-century witch, Running Cloud, a Native American woman, and Marie, a contemporary therapist who is helping a male patient overcome the aloof, unaffectionate behavior he learned from his father. Pearson’s goal is to restore a sense of the feminine to the popular conception of God.

Dance Meditation with Susan Moore and Tiffany Kanegawa on Sat. July 31st 1:00 to 2:15pm. Combines meditation and dance movement to relax body and mind and to allow you to connect to Spirit. (You will also dance to empowering music to help you get in touch with your Soul essence, which is Dancing With the Light). $15.

Susan Moore – Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and

Tiffany Kanegawa, Dance Director.

Planetary Healing with Susan Moore Sat. July 31st 3:00 to 6:00pm. Get in touch with your psychic and spiritual self to do Planetary Healing. For those wanting to help heal and change the planet to be a better place for yourself, your children and family. $45.

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans. Whatever you observe, watch or enjoy – know that Bliss is the ultimate spiritual celebration.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

‘When You’re Down to Nothing God is Up to Something!’

Joyful Noise

July 16, 2010

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 28 (07-15-10

Angels In Training, Irmadean 2007

Affirmation

I am an angel – God told me so.

The Little Soul And the Sun~

A Children’s Parable for Lily and Dexter

By Neale Donald Walsch

          Once upon no time, there was a little Soul who said to God, “I know who I am.”

          And God said, “That’s wonderful! Who are you?”

          And the Little Soul shouted, “I’m the Light!”

          God smiled a big smile. “That’s right!” God exclaimed. “You are the Light.”

          The Little Soul was so happy, for it had figured out what all the souls in the Kingdom were there to figure out.

          “Wow,” said the Little Soul, “this is really cool!”

          But soon, knowing was not enough. The Little Soul felt stirrings inside, and now wanted to be whom it was. And so the Little Soul went back to God (which is not a bad idea for all souls who want to be Who They Really Are) and said,

          “Hi, God! Now that I know who I am, is it okay for me to be it?”

          And God said, “You mean you want to be Who You Already Are?”

          “Well,” replied the Little Soul,” it’s one thing to know Who I Am, and another thing to actually be it. I want to feel what it’s like to be the Light!”

          “But you already are the Light,” God repeated, smiling again.

          “Yes, but I want to see what that feels like!” cried the Little Soul.

          “Well,” said God with a chuckle, “I suppose I should have known. You always were the adventuresome one.”

          Then God’s expression changed. “There’s only one thing…”

          “What?” asked the Little Soul.

          “Well, there is nothing else but the Light. You see, I created nothing but what you are; and so, there is no easy way for you to experience yourself as Who You Are, since there is nothing that you are not.”

          “Huh?” said the Little Soul, who was now a little confused.

          “Think of it this way,” said God. “You are like a candle in the Sun. Oh, you’re there all right. Along with a million, gazillion other candles who make up the Sun. And the sun would not be the Sun without you. Nay, it would be a sun without one of its candles…and that would not be the Sun at all, for it would not shine as brightly. Yet, how to know yourself as the Light when you are amidst the Light -that is the question.”

          “Well,” the Little Soul perked up, “you’re God. Think of something!”

          Once more God smiled. “I already have,” God said. “Since you cannot see yourself as the Light when you are in the Light, we’ll surround you with darkness.”

          “What’s darkness?” the Little Soul asked.

          God replied, “It is that which you are not.”

          “Will I be afraid of the dark?” cried the Little Soul.

          “Only if you choose to be,” God answered. “There is nothing, to be afraid of, unless you decide that there is. You see, we are making it all up, we are pretending.”

          “Oh,” said the Little Soul, and felt better already.

          Then God explained that, in order to experience anything at all, the exact opposite of it would appear. “It is a great gift,” God said, “because without it, you could not know what anything is like. You could not know Warm without Cold, Up without Down, Fast without Slow. You could not know Left without Right, Here without There, Now without Then.”

          “And so,” God concluded, “When you are surrounded with darkness, do not shake your fist and raise your voice and curse the darkness. Rather be a Light unto the darkness, and don’t be mad about it. Then you will know Who You Really Are, and all others will know, too. Let your Light shine so that everyone will know how special you are!”

          “You mean it’s okay to let others see how special I am?” asked the Little Soul.

          “Of course!” God chuckled. “It’s very okay! But remember, ‘special’ does not mean ‘better.’ Everybody is special, each in their own way! Yet many others have forgotten that. They will see that it is okay for them to be special only when you see that it is okay for you to be special.”

          “Wow,” said the Little Soul, dancing and skipping and laughing and jumping with joy. “I can be as special as I want to be!”

          “Yes, and you can start right now,” said God, who was dancing and skipping and laughing right along with the Little Soul.

          “What part of special do you want to be?”

          “What part of special?” the Little Soul repeated. “I don’t understand.”

          “Well,” God explained, “being the Light is being special, and being special has a lot of parts to it. It is special to be kind. It is special to be gentle. It is special to be creative. It is special to be patient. Can you think of any other ways it is special to be?”

          The Little Soul sat quietly for a moment. “I can think of lots of ways to be special!” the Little Soul then exclaimed. “It is special to be helpful. It is special to be sharing. It is special to be friendly, and special to be considerate of others!”

          “Yes!” God agreed,” and you can be all of those things, or any part of special you wish to be, at any moment. That’s what it means to be the Light.”

          “I know what I want to be, I know what I want to be!” the Little Soul announced with great excitement. “I want to be the part of special called ‘forgiving’. Isn’t it special to be forgiving?”

          “Oh, yes,” God assured the Little Soul. “That is very special.”

          “Okay,” said the Little Soul. “That’s what I want to be. I want to be forgiving. I want to experience myself as that.”

          “Good,” said God, “but there’s one thing you should know.”

          The Little Soul was becoming a bit impatient now. It always seemed as though there were some complication.

          “What is it?” the Little Soul sighed.

          “There is no one to forgive.”

          “No one?” The Little Soul could hardly believe what had been said.

          “No one!” God repeated. “Everything I have made is perfect. There is not a single soul in all creation less perfect than you. Look around you.”

          Little Soul realized a large crowd had gathered. Souls had come from all over the Kingdom ~ for word had gone forth that Little Soul was having this extraordinary conversation with God, and everyone wanted to hear. Looking at the countless other souls, the Little Soul had to agree. None appeared less wonderful, less magnificent, or less perfect than Little Soul itself. Such was the wonder of the souls gathered around, and so bright was their Light, that the Little Soul could scarcely gaze upon them.

          “Who, then, to forgive?” asked God.

          “Boy, this is going to be no fun at all!” grumbled the Little Soul. “I wanted to experience myself as One Who Forgives. I wanted to know what that part of special felt like.”

          And the Little Soul learned what it must feel like to be sad. But just then a Friendly Soul stepped forward from the crowd.

          “Not to worry, Little Soul,” the Friendly Soul said, “I will help you.”

          “You will?” the Little Soul brightened. “But what can you do?”

          “Why, I can give you someone to forgive!”

          “You can?”

          “Certainly!” chirped the Friendly Soul. “I can come into your next lifetime and do something for you to forgive.”

          “But why? Why would you do that?” the Little Soul asked. “You, a Being of such utter perfection! You, vibrate with such a speed it creates a Light so bright I can hardly gaze upon you! What could cause you to want to slow down your vibration to such a speed that Light would become dark and dense? What could cause you — who are so light that you dance upon the stars and move through Kingdoms with the speed of your thought–to come into my life and make yourself so heavy that you could do this bad thing?”

          “Simple,” the Friendly Soul said. “I would do it because I love you.”

          The Little Soul seemed surprised at the answer.

          “Don’t be so amazed,” said the Friendly Soul, “you have done the same thing for me. Don’t you remember? Oh, we have danced together, you and I, many times. Through the eons and across all the ages have we danced. Across all time and in many places have we played together. You just don’t remember.”

          “We have both been All of It. We have been the Up and the Down of it, the Left and the Right of it. We have been the Here and the There of it, the Now and the Then of it. We have been the male and the female, the good and the bad; we have both been the victim and the villain of it.”

          “Thus have we come together, you and I, many times before; each bringing to the other the exact and perfect opportunity to Express and to Experience Who We Really Are. And so,” the Friendly Soul explained further, “I will come into your next lifetime and be the ‘bad one’ this time. I will do something really terrible, and then you can experience yourself as the One Who Forgives.

          “But what will you do,” the Little Soul asked, just a little nervously, “that will be so terrible?”

          “Oh,” replied the Friendly Soul with a twinkle, “we’ll think of something.”

          Then the Friendly Soul seemed to turn serious, and said in a quiet voice, “You are right about one thing, you know.”

          “What is that?” the Little Soul wanted to know.

          “I will have to slow down my vibration and become very heavy to do this not-so-nice thing. I will have to pretend to be something very unlike myself. And so, I have but one favor to ask of you in return.”

          “Oh, anything, anything!” cried the Little Soul, and began to dance and sing, “I get to be forgiving, I get to be forgiving!”

          Then Little Soul saw that the Friendly Soul was remaining very quiet.

          “What is it?” Little Soul asked. “What can I do for you? You are such an angel to be willing to do this for me!”

          “Of course this Friendly Soul is an angel!” God interrupted. “Everyone is! Always remember:  I have sent you nothing but angels.”

          And so the Little Soul wanted more than ever to grant the Friendly Soul’s request. “What can I do for you?” the Little Soul asked again.

          “In the moment that I strike you and smite you,” the Friendly Soul replied, “in the moment that I do the worst to you that you could possible imagine ~ in that very moment…”

          “Yes?” the Little Soul interrupted, “yes…?” “Remember Who I Really Am.”

          “Oh, I will!” cried Little Soul, “I promise! I will always remember you as I see you right here, right now!”

          “Good,” said the Friendly Soul, “because, you see, I will have been pretending so hard, I will have forgotten myself. And if you do not remember me as I really am, I may not be able to remember for a very long time. And if I forget Who I Am, you may even forget Who You Are, and we will both be lost. Then we will need another soul to come along and remind us both of Who We Are.”

          “No, we won’t!” Little Soul promised again. “I will remember you! And I will thank you for bringing me this gift ~ the chance to experience myself as Who I Am.

          “And so, the agreement was made. And Little Soul went forth into a new lifetime, excited to be the Light, which was very special, and excited to be that part of special called Forgiveness.

          And Little Soul waited anxiously to be able to experience itself as Forgiveness, and to thank whatever other soul made it possible. And at all the moments in that new lifetime, whenever a new soul appeared on the scene, whether that new soul brought joy or sadness–and especially if it brought sadness–Little Soul thought of what God had said.

          “Always remember,” God had smiled, “I have sent you nothing but angels.”

          Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations With God.

                  Submitted by Barbara Light-McCay

Center for Creative Living

July 16, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408) 392-9090 or visit www.doti.info. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Food, hugs and music are always available!

The Sanctuary is changing! We have new carpet, new paint on the walls and a lot of new energy. Please join in blessing our remodeled space. This Sunday Rev. Doti Boon will be discussing, “Love, Life and the Lottery.” This is an exciting and informative sermon – dealing with affirmations, conversations and luck!

Join us for a rollicking, C.D. sale with loads of meditation, classical, easy dancing, Jazz and celebratory music. Michael will be selling CD’s from his extensive and varied collection.

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Center Happenings at Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle “C”, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 392-9090

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Exploring Spiritual Tools

Thursday July 15th   7pm to 9pm   $15. or two for $25.

How to Read Cards for Fun and Profit

Rev. Doti Boon, The California Psychic

Includes deck of cards and instruction book

“Numerology”

with Susan Moon, Numerologist and Counselor for Life

Saturday, July 17, 11:00am to 5:00pm Cost: $50

Susan Moon, an accomplished, informative and fantastic Numerologist, will show you how Numerology is used to discover the vibrations that influence us and determine our destiny.

Numerology is a mathematical science used to decipher the vibrations that comprise all that exists in the Universe. You, like everything else in existence, have your own energetic rate of vibration, which is revealed by your name. Your Life Path and opportunities are determined by your birth date.

In this workshop you will learn:

     What Numerology tells us about you

     Your Karma

     How you can predict your future with Numerology

     How the Universal vibrations affect you and influence your

     opportunities

Center Happenings

Sunday Celebrations –Every Sunday   10am to 11:30.

***CD’s on sell this Sunday!

Numerology Workshop with Susan Moon – Saturday July 17th 11:00 to 5:00. Open to Public. Also, ministerial class. $50.

CCL Choir Rehearsal–July 18th 1 to 3.  Join for fun and music!

Drumming with Norbeth and Friends – Bring your drum or share

one of ours. July 20th 6:30 to 8:30   Donation

AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat Friday, July 23rd   9am to 4pm.

The Centre for Living with Dying hosts an HIV / AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat. The retreat is open to anyone living with, care-taking for, or affected by HIV / AIDS. The retreat is meant to be a day of relaxation and support for participants and is free to join. For more information, dates or to RSVP, please contact Bill Wilson Center at (408) 243-0222

Healing Drum Circle with Norbeth, Ayleen and Friends.

A wonderful healing and spiritual growth workshop.

6:30pm to 10:00pm July 24th. Please register.

Metaphysical Movie Night “Mother Wove the Morning”

with Carol Lynn Pearson Wed. July 28th 7 to 9, $5 donation.

FREE Popcorn

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans. Whatever you observe, watch or enjoy – know that Bliss is the ultimate spiritual celebration.

            Love and Light,

                  Rev. Doti Boon

                   ‘When You’re Down to Nothing God is Up to Something!’

P.S. Reverend Clark

July 16, 2010

Our Sacred Space at Headquarters. 

Well the old saying the third time is the charm, seems to be appropriate. We have had two Dove nests with no results this spring. Not sure why but no little doves much to my disappointment. Well another pair of Doves landed not too long ago, and on Monday I saw a fuzzy ball the size of one of my fingers being fed by Mom, so assume he or she arrived sometime last weekend. Let me tell you my heart has been singing all week! You would think it was one of my own! The hibiscus plant that almost did not make it through the winter is blooming like crazy, the hydrangea is ready to bloom and numerous birds are now regularly coming to bathe in our fountain. If you need a quick pick me up, just visualize our patio area and feel the energy of summer. I am biased but I think it is special! 

Our summer issue of the UCM Magazine is now online. You can access our magazine by using the following link, or go to our website http://www.u-c-m.org and click on the magazine cover on our home page. Enjoy!

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